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August 30, 2002
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Britain’s chief rabbi says his comments on the Middle East conflict were sensationalized and misinterpreted.In an interview that sent shockwaves through world Jewry, Jonathan Sacks was quoted this week in Britain’s Guardian newspaper as saying the current stalemate with the Palestinians was “corrupting” Jewish culture in Israel. The Jerusalem Post, which called Sacks’ remarks “morally inexplicable and astonishingly naive,” called for his resignation.

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